On February 3, 2014, Risk Bites published “BPA and health risks – what does the latest science show?” on the video sharing website YouTube. The short video explains the content of a 500 page long Draft Scientific Opinion published by the European Food and Safety Agency (EFSA) on the health risks related to bisphenol A (BPA). Risk Bites is supported be the Risk Science Center and the School of Public Health, both at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. The video narrates how EFSA complied their risk assessment from a large amount of scientific data, and it exemplifies some central conclusions. Also, it is especially mentioned that the total daily intake dose (TDI) of 5 µg/kg/day might not be protective for fetuses, neonates and children with a different metabolism, making them more vulnerable to BPA than adults. The video stresses the fact that scientific information permitting a risk assessment of BPA is available, whereas for BPA-alternatives, like bisphenol S (BPS), this is not necessarily the case.
Risk Bites (February 3, 2014). “BPA and health risks – what does the latest science show?” YouTube
EFSA (January 17, 2014). “Bisphenol A: EFSA consults on assessment of risks to human health” EFSA website